The Maharashtra School Education Department, in partnership with UNICEF India, has launched an online career portal for students in grades 9-12. The online career portal has been launched since students are home due to the state’s COVID-19 shutdown. The online career portal will allow students to get more information on career paths and details about education, entrance exams and earnings based on student interest.
The online portal was launched by the Minister of Education via a webinar on Friday. Students can access the online portal on the website – mahacareerportal.com. The online portal was developed by UNICEF with iDream Career. The online career portal will be available for students from May 27, 2020, with a username and password that will be shared with school students.
School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said the online portal will allow students to explore different career options, including those not on display otherwise. The portal will also serve as an important tool for state councilors to help students make a choice about their future. The portal was adapted to the state context in collaboration with the Maharashtra State Council for Educational Research and Training, which is also available in Marathi, Hindi and English.
The online career portal features more than 500 careers which will be updated regularly and will also include non-traditional career fields including agriculture and food sciences, hospitality and tourism, virology, l ‘animation and graphics, and sports and fitness. The portal will also help enable a learner to research the career field and understand the eligibility, education requirements, colleges in different countries. The portal will also offer the required courses, scholarships and scholarships with different entry points to the field and different options for growth in the particular career field.
Teachers will also be virtually informed about the structure and content of career counseling for students since the current restriction of movement is enforced due to lockdown.
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